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Winter is hitting my skin very hard this year.
Between drinking water for two, the cold and bitter temperatures, and admittedly not maintaining my usual skin care routines, I have dry, flaky facial skin and dry, rough hands.
It’s my hands that bother me most, though. Here’s a peek at the palm of my hand, and fingers:
You can see the dryness, and honestly I’m not sure if the cut on my ring finger knuckle is from the skin cracking open from dryness – I don’t remember getting cut anywhere!
So you can understand that I was relieved when a new hand cream arrived at my door – Jane Iredale HandDrink.
The skinny on HandDrink:
- Includes botanical extracts (like apple, green tea and blackberry extracts) to help brighten skin and even skin tone as well as nourish and offer antioxidant protection
- Broad spectrum UV protection (SPF 15) to protect hands from further damage
- Rose oil to help replenish moisture, leave hands feeling renewed and delicately scented
- Recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective broad spectrum sunscreen.
Here’s the back of the tube:
SO, how did it work?
The first time I used it I felt the rose scent was pretty, but it’s not my particular choice for a hand cream. It’s delicate, but strong.
It’s a white cream, and feels moisturizing as you rub it in:
HandDrink left my hands feeling smooth, and a little velvety to the touch. I love when a hand cream makes my hands feel better without feeling greasy – and this delivers on the non-greasy promise.
The SPF is great for a number of things, including driving without gloves and for use during a gel manicure to protect from UV lights. While I feel safe using UV lights for gel manicures, an SPF hand cream is a great way to add a layer of protection and keep hands moisturized.
Here’s how my hand looked after using HandDrink – this is a few days after my initial try:
You can see my hands are still in rough shape, but improved. HandDrink is not a cure for my dry hands, although it does its best on the dry flakes and patches. I find myself reaching for it about two to three times a day. It sometimes is a relief to get it on. I’m doing my best to increase my water intake, too.
HandDrink retails for $29, and will be available able this month on the brand’s website – it wasn’t listed as of this review writing.
Do you have a go-to hand cream for winter? Are you in the market for something new like HandDrink? I love that it has SPF, and the velvet feel it leaves on my skin after I rub it in!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on HandDrink – does it interest you? – and your winter hand care routine in the comments below!
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